Very Short Q & A :
Q 1: The inscription found in Kandahar gives us an important message, what is that?
Ans : It gives us the evidence that the Mauryan Empire was extended upto Afghanistan.
Q 2: The Mesolithic age witnessed ___________ changes.
Ans : Environmental
Q 3: Mesolithic age is also known as middle stone age. True/False
Ans : True
Q 4: Name the place where Natural caves and rock shelters were found.
Ans : Vindhyas and Deccan plateau
Q 5: What material was used to make Huts in Palaeolithic Age?
Ans : Wood
Q 6: On what surface People of the Stone Age made rock paintings?
Ans : wall of the caves
Q 7: Name the shelter of early men
Ans : caves
Q 8: Natural caves in the Vindhyas region are found in the ________ valley.
Ans : Narmada
Q 9: What is the full form of CE?
Ans : Common Era
Q 10: Early man who lived on the banks of the rivers went in search of water during the dry season. True/False
Ans : True
Q 11: How can we say that the people of Kurnool caves were familiar with fire?
Ans : as we have found traces of ashes at various sites
Q 12: Name the tool used by early men to stitch their clothes.
Ans : stone tools
Q 13: Name the material used to make clothes of early men.
Ans : animal skin
Q 14: What was the advantage of clothes made from animal skin?
Ans : It protects and keeps the body at a suitable temperature during the winter and summer season.
Q 15: Perennial lakes and rivers have water____________ the year.
Ans : Throughout
Q 16: What was the mode of transport for the people of Palaeolithic Age?
Ans : Foot, there was no other mode of transport
Q 17: Name the place where Ostrich egg shells were found in India in the Palaeolithic Age.
Ans : Patne in Maharashtra
Q 18: At which place Hunasagi is located in the present day?
Ans : Karnataka
Q 19: Why is Hunasagi famous in the history?
Ans : A number of early Palaeolithic sites were found here.
Q 20: What does the rock paintings of Madhya Pradesh and Southern Uttar Pradesh depicts?
Ans : animals and hunting scenes.
Q 21: Give some examples of Habitation Sites.
Ans : Caves and Rock shelters
Q 22: Scraping the bark off trees by early man was done by ____________.
Ans : stone tools
Q 23: State reason why early man had to be alert and quick on his feet.
Ans : Animals were fast and alert and in order to catch them the early man had to be alert and quick on his feet.
Q 24: Name the place in Madhya Pradesh where a natural shelter of early man is located.
Ans : Bhimbetka
Q 25: Name the earliest stage of human civilization.
Ans : Palaeolithic Age
Q 26: What percentage of human history does the Palaeolithic period covers?
Ans : 99 percent
Q 27: To catch fish and birds for food, the hunter-gatherers needed to be very ________ and __________.
Ans : Alert and quick
Q 28: Name the material used to make Handles of spears and arrows.
Ans : bones and wood
Q 29: Majority of the rivers that flow in southern India are seasonal. True/False
Ans : True
Q 30: Why Majority of the rivers that flow in southern India are seasonal in nature?
Ans : Because they depend upon monsoon for water and do not have glaciers as a source of water.
Q 31: What do you mean by Stone on stone?
Ans : tool making technique
Q 32: What was the name of place where tools were made?
Ans : factory site
Q 33: List One important change that the Mesolithic age witnessed.
Ans : Making of small tools
Q 34: Name the place where we have found large amounts of limestone tools in India.
Ans : Hunasagi
Q 35: Name the Neolithic sites in India.
Ans : Chirand ,Burzahom, Mahagara and Hallur
Q 36: What was the use of stone tools by Early man?
Ans : for making handles of bone and wood weapons.
Q 37: What was the Pressure flaking technique?
Ans : Pressure flaking technique was one of the methods adopted by the early man to make tools apart from the stone on stone method.
Q 38: Places where remains of things that were used, made and left by the early man are called ____________.
Ans : Sites
Q 39: Define Factory sites.
Ans : Places where stones were found and tools were made.
Q 40: List the most important means of obtaining food for the earlier people.
Ans : Gathering plant produce
Q 41: What was the important method adopted by the early man to make tools?
Ans : Pressure flaking
Q 42: The creative talent of the early man can be seen by the drawings painted with skill and _________.
Ans : Accuracy
Q 43: Hunter gatherers collected plants that were ______.
Ans : Edible
Q 44: Gathering plant produce was an extremely important means of obtaining food. True/False
Ans : True
Q 45: Into how many parts The Palaeolithic Age is sub divided?
Ans : Three
Q 46: Name the three parts into which the Palaeolithic Age is sub divided.
Ans : Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic.
Q 47: In which period, Microliths were used by early man?
Ans : Mesolithic period.
Q 48: People moved to different parts in search of different kinds of ____________.
Ans : Plants.
Q 49: Name the cave, which shows the evidence of the use of fire.
Ans : Kurnool cave.
Q 50: What was the source of colours used in the cave paintings?
Ans : Iron ore and charcoal.